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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Not sure: You definitely need to see a dermatologist who can do photo testing to see what the rash is. They shine light on your skin from a 'light box' and see if the rash is produced. A biopsy could also be done when you have the rash.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Do not be worried: If the rash is on both sides of the chest, then you might have folliculitis, which is an inflammation of the hair follicles. If you work out, this could happen. Try an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash (mildest) and if there is not improvement see your PMD or dermatologist.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Too tight: If your braids are too tight, your scalp will hurt when your take them down. Wearing then all the time could even cause hair loss-called traction alopecia
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
May not be that: If your hair is continuing to fall out, I would see an endocrinologist or dermatologist. Your thyroid levels should be checked. Your also need to be sure you are not iron deficient (ferritin level). Hormonal levels should also be evaluated.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
First try vaseline: Hard to say if the skin is just very dry or it is eczema. Apply no soap to those areas, and showers should be short. No bathes and skipping a shower is a great idea. If all this does not work, see a dermatologist.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Could be a cyst: I would suggest you see a dermatologist to be sure it is a cyst of the skin and not in your breast.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Probably normal: you are probably just seeing the normal sebaceous glands of the shaft of your penis
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
No laser presently: the pulsed dye laser will help with the red color of stretch marks that are new, but no laser will eliminate them entirely.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
See no reason: I do not see a reason to wash your face before exercising, unless it feels oily.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Can bleach anytime: even after the cream has dried on your face it can bleach colored items. That is why it is best applied at night.
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